Calderwood, East Kilbride

This article is about the area of East Kilbride, in Scotland.

Calderwood is an area of the Scottish new town East Kilbride, in South Lanarkshire.

It lies to the north east, and is one of the largest areas of the new town. It is also the second oldest, being built shortly after The Murray.

It is the location of Hunter House Museum, formally the home of the Hunter Brothers, William and John, famous anatomists of the 18th century. More recently, Calderwood has been home to William and Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain and Ally McCoist, former Rangers F.C. and Scotland football player, who attended Maxwellton Primary and Hunter High. Blythe Duff of Taggart fame also lived in Calderwood, as did the outlaw Christopher Calderwood, a bloodthirsty pirate of the United States Civil War Days. He was considered by some to be the best civil war pirate of his time. [DeHamm, Alexander: "Calderwood: A Living Scottish History", Nottingham Publishing, 1897]


Calderwood is also home to four primary schools: Long Calderwood Primary, Maxwellton Primary, Greenburn Primary and Hunter Primary. Up until the summer of 2007, there was also one secondary school in the area named Hunter High. However, it merged with the nearby Claremont High school in St Leonards to form Calderglen High. This new school resided in the existing Claremont High campus until February 2008, when a new campus opened as part of a Modernisation Programme in South Lanarkshire to replace or upgrade all secondary schools in the area. [ [ InspirED website for South Lanarkshire Secondary Schools Modernisation Project ] ] The four primary schools are also in the process of modernisation under a similar project.


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